Mbali Mbali Tarangire River Camp, set within 25,000 hectares of concession area, is just 3.5 km from the main entrance to Tarangire National Park. The camp overlooks the Tarangire River.
Tarangire is one of the most diverse and beautiful Parks in Tanzania. There is an abundance of big game here including lion, elephant, Black rhino and buffalo, as well as a vast bird and lesser game population. During the dry season, when the Tarangire River has shrunk to a mere shadow of its former self, the elephant dig deep into the damp earth of the riverbed in search of underground springs. Wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, and gazelle congregate with rarer species such as eland and oryx around each shrinking waterhole.
Traditional grass thatching adorns the roof of the main lodge structure, which is set off the ground on an elevated deck. The breezy lounge boasts ample seating in a relaxing open-air environment. The dining area, where culturally inspiring meals are served, consists of simple safari style seating and the elevated position allows for excellent views over the riverbank below.
Both the dining and lounge areas lead into a proper bonfire area and game viewing deck that also overlook the same stunning views. The small gift shop offers the families of the nearby Maasai villages a chance to sell some of their handmade wares.
Guests are accomodated in 14 safari tents, all of which have either a kingsize or twin beds, en-suite facilities with hot and cold running water as well as a private deck. There are also 5 family tents each sleeping 3, 4 or 5 people, and one Luxury Safari Tent with a deck with an amazing outdoor shower and bath, which enhances the romantic setting of this tent. All the tents are tastefully furnished with all the comforts you will need whilst on safari.
Friendly and attentive staff are also always on hand to cater to your every need.
Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
In addition to the room rate, guests will also be charged the Tarangire Wildlife Management Area Fees (pp valid 24 hours)
1 January 2024 to 31 December 2024
GBP 25 USD 31 ZAR 567 EUR 29
per person per night
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Wildlife Management Area fees; all meals; local beers, selection of spirits and house wines, soft drinks; and a laundry service are included. Game drives are taken with your private driver-guide.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.
Mbali Mbali Tarangire River Camp Location.
General Information For Guests
The camp is located 3.5 km from the main entrance of the Tarangire National Park, overlooking a branch of the Tarangire River itself.
All Standard Safari tents are equipped with private verandahs and en-suite bathrooms with toilet, shower and basin. Each safari tent has been built on an elevated wooden platform allowing for the movement of wildlife through the lodge and hence decreasing the interference of the lodge presence on the ecosystem. Thatched roofs keep the tents cool even at midday.
The Luxury Safari Tent is built around an ancient big Baobab Tree overlooking Tarangire River. It has a kingsize extra length bed with comfortable mattress. There is an indoor bathroom with toilet, shower and basin. The outside deck boasts an outdoor shower and bath.
The Family tents are built with a little more room for parents traveling with their children. Each tent has its own private verandah area and indoor bathroom with toilet, shower and basin.
The rooms also all have mosquito nets and power points for charging electrical equipment (220V).
This camp is eco-friendly, and uses solar hot water geysers and inverters with batteries, ensuring a low carbon footprint.
The main guest areas include a restaurant, a bar and a camp fire.
Other day activities aside from game viewing in the Tarangire National Park include bird watching on Lake Manyara, or cultural visits to the bomas of the Masai people.
A laundry service is also available (additional cost).
Credit cards are accepted and a 5% transaction fee is charged.
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